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May 2022

Friday, May 27

The Coronavirus Pandemic Caused An Uptick In Eating Disorders

Monday, May 23

This New Downtown Driver Testing Site Has The Highest Failure Rate On Oahu

Thursday, May 12

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up?

Wednesday, May 4

Barack Obama Landmarks, A New State Tree, Cooler Classrooms Among Proposals Clearing The Legislature

April 2022

Monday, April 25

UH Researchers Discover New Wasp Species

Thursday, April 21

Study: Rapid Ohia Death Spread Worsened By Wild Animals

Monday, April 18

The Archeology Of Smell: Behind This UH Professor’s Ongoing Quest For Cleopatra’s Perfume

Friday, April 15

Senate Calls For Lava Evacuation Plans On Big Island

Thursday, April 14

Lawmakers Blast System That Released Kapolei Homicide Suspect

Friday, April 8

Long-Awaited Field Renovation Approved For Waianae High School

Wednesday, April 6

Senate Requests Study On Cost Of Mental Health Examinations

Monday, April 4

Molokai Residents Raise Concerns Over Plans to Reinforce Deer Fencing

March 2022

Thursday, March 31

Proposal For Waiawa Correctional Facility Aims To Keep Families Together

Tuesday, March 29

Bill To Ban Male Jail Guards From Strip Searching Female Inmates Advances

Legislators Aim to Combat Discrimination In Pacific Island Communities

Friday, March 25

Questions Linger Over Which State Agency Should Lead Kalaupapa Memorial Construction

Thursday, March 10

Hawaiian Electric Reports Net Income Increase For 2021

Bill Would Let Hawaii Home-Schoolers Compete In Sports

Tuesday, March 1

A Struggle Over Water: Lawmakers Push To Protect Kalo Cultivation

Iconic Cactus Garden At Kapiolani Community College Faces An Uncertain Future

February 2022

Monday, February 28

Want To Discourage Plant Thieves? Grow A Lilikoi And Squash Barrier

Friday, February 25

Kapiolani Community College Is Struggling With Lingering Irrigation Issues

Wednesday, February 23

Bills Would Limit Rental Application Fees

Monday, February 21

Lawmakers Want To Expand Protections Against Non-Disclosure Agreements

UH Maui Professor Uses Online Game To Teach Olelo Hawaii

Friday, February 18

Lawmakers Push To Create A Rehabilitation Program for Native Hawaiian Inmates

Molokai Residents Seek $5 Million From Lawmakers For Kalaupapa Memorial

Over The Age Of 65? This Bill Would Qualify You For Medical Pot

Tuesday, February 15

Lawmakers Seek Ban On Vehicles That Make Too Much Noise

Rising Seas Could Lead To The Relocation Of Molokai’s Only College Campus

Monday, February 14

Bill Seeks To Clarify Hawaii Abortion Laws

Lawmakers Call For More Transparency Over Police Activities

Thursday, February 10

Bill Would Let UH Regents Fire Coaches And ADs

Thursday, February 3

Hawaii Considers Ban Of Small Toiletry Bottles At Hotels

Wednesday, February 2

State Approves 390-Unit Affordable Housing Development In Kapolei

Lawmakers Weighing Tougher Criminal Penalties For Assaults Of Retail Workers

Will Hawaii Lawmakers Finally Ban Flavored Tobacco Products?

Bill Would Allow Hawaii Drivers To Renew Licenses Online

January 2022

Friday, January 28

Hawaii Senate Votes To Raise Minimum Wage By October

Tuesday, January 25

UH Still Won’t Say Why It Waived Todd Graham’s Termination Fee

House Bill Would Give Public The Right To Record Police Activity

Thursday, January 20

Hawaii Lawmakers Look For ‘Compromise’ On Controversial Police Seizures

Minimum Wage, Affordable Housing Top Legislative Agendas On Opening Day

State Natural Resources Agency Wants $1 Million To Fight Wildfires

Civil Beat Is Partnering With UH To Teach Journalism Students

The Coronavirus Pandemic Caused An Uptick In Eating Disorders Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Coronavirus Pandemic Caused An Uptick In Eating Disorders

Meanwhile, Hawaii lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would have mandated insurance coverage for mental health screenings.

This New Downtown Driver Testing Site Has The Highest Failure Rate On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

This New Downtown Driver Testing Site Has The Highest Failure Rate On Oahu

Driving instructors say traffic congestion and certain routes can make some testing sites more difficult than others.

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up?

Many Hawaii residents living in apartment buildings and other multi-family dwellings lack direct access to electric vehicle charging stations.

Barack Obama Landmarks, A New State Tree, Cooler Classrooms Among Proposals Clearing The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Barack Obama Landmarks, A New State Tree, Cooler Classrooms Among Proposals Clearing The Legislature

Dozens of bills flew under the radar in the last two weeks of the 2022 legislative session as lawmakers hashed out details on hundreds of measures.

UH Researchers Discover New Wasp Species Charleston Cazimero/Civil Beat/2022

UH Researchers Discover New Wasp Species

The new Menehune wasp was first discovered at the University of Hawaii Manoa by a graduate assistant.

Study: Rapid Ohia Death Spread Worsened By Wild Animals Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Study: Rapid Ohia Death Spread Worsened By Wild Animals

Financing for fencing projects to protect ohia trees is still being debated at the Legislature.

The Archeology Of Smell: Behind This UH Professor’s Ongoing Quest For Cleopatra’s Perfume Courtesy: Sean Coughlin

The Archeology Of Smell: Behind This UH Professor’s Ongoing Quest For Cleopatra’s Perfume

Robert Littman and a team of perfume experts, archeologists and historians are still waiting to see if their decades-long hunt may finally pay off.

Senate Calls For Lava Evacuation Plans On Big Island Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Senate Calls For Lava Evacuation Plans On Big Island

Lawmakers want the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to pick up the pace in drafting evacuation plans.

Lawmakers Blast System That Released Kapolei Homicide Suspect Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Lawmakers Blast System That Released Kapolei Homicide Suspect

Some in the House have called for additional investigations into the case of Michael Armstrong, who is accused of murdering a woman shortly after he was released from jail.